The story of Gangubai Kathiawadi as told in Hussain S. Zaidi’s 2011 book, Mafia Queens of Mumbai is giving chills to people, days and even months after they watched it. Ganga Harjivandas was a normal girl who fell in love with a boy who sold her off to prostitution. From a prostitute to a madame, how she stood up for the rights of sex workers is not only brave but inspiring as well.
This one scene from the movie has left people disturbed for it reflects a true picture of the society.
The scene that gave many goosebumps is now viral on social media. In this particular scene, Gangubai (Alia Bhatt) gets to know about her best friend Kamli’s (Indira Tiwari) death, days after she gave birth to her baby. As her friends deck her up for the final goodbye, Gangubai tells them, “Tie her legs tightly men cannot be trusted even with a dead body.”
*Not All Men* but ‘ENOUGH MEN’! https://t.co/ijPQdSRg8v
— Niki (@TCymreig) May 2, 2022
Men are getting offended in comments.
Fyi – A cow and a monitor lizard was raped in india last month. https://t.co/jJg18yjdkt
— Sarb (@ChandlerStinso1) May 2, 2022
also I remember that scene from squid game when they were pulling out the organs from bodies and those guards said they r*ped a woman before performing the operation on her…. I remember that so vividly it sent shivers down my spine. Some men don’t deserve to be called humans https://t.co/3o59KRVqLK
— shez ✘⁷ (@btxtchartbullys) May 2, 2022
Men will rape dead bodies, animals and basically anything with a hole in it. https://t.co/KT8ID6sFIF
— 😡 (@saiIormooon) May 1, 2022
the men in the comment section are so deluded it’s terrifying https://t.co/KJVgmya7oN
— butteredtoast 🧋🧸 (@whisperswhiskey) April 29, 2022
Anyway for triggered men in the comments
If the shoe fits the shoe fits https://t.co/0EGBsKcFaj
— zela ʚïɞ (EID DAY) (@zelapatura) April 29, 2022
this makes me so sick cause its actually true https://t.co/mQize7wI5K
— rue⁷ | tracy slayyyy day (@GLAM0R0USKTH) April 29, 2022
this disgusts me so much i have no words https://t.co/FWwTiw7n4S
— rap line enthusiast ✘ (@sopeuh) April 29, 2022
Men that raped lizard 🌚
Can’t trust them https://t.co/CJnjbm4tBX
— Big Baby Tasleemoh😊 (@Lademmi) April 29, 2022
men in the comments section losing their brains https://t.co/QHQJH87rh3
— meghna (@triviazi) April 30, 2022
Some men are getting triggered by this 🤦♂️
Kabhi nahi sudrenge saale! https://t.co/mLnt1zczHb
— Mohan Bhargav (@MohanBhargava16) May 1, 2022
Men actually care about defending their reputation as a gender more than the actual crimes happening..😴
The quotes proves the point. https://t.co/EKJ8lHg8p3
— Shanaya 🍂 (@TweetMePlis) April 29, 2022
I watched Gangubai last night and the scenes and the dialogs are still running through my head. No one would have done better than Alia. https://t.co/cOheMX9QAa
— Rimmm (@rimbeingasimp) April 29, 2022
This is so disgusting but sadly true https://t.co/BvqraVzNNq
— Ray (@racheellrayy) April 29, 2022
and SHES RIGHT https://t.co/TGLahTqD2k
— xero (@kuroflake) April 29, 2022
For the unversed, Gangubai Kathiawadi hailed from a reputed family of lawyers in Kathiawad area of Gujarat. At a very young age, she ran away from her home with her boyfriend, who was her father’s accountant and came to Mumbai. It is said that her boyfriend forced her into prostitution in the red light area of Kamathipura.
She was an aspiring actress who aimed to see herself on the big screen one day but she was pushed into the world of prostitution. But she rose above it all. After going through a lot of hardships herself, she had empathy for other women in the community. She stood up for them and their right, and thus, empowered them. She believed that whatever work women do, it doesn’t give anyone right to abuse them. She took part in woman empowerment summit with the social workers and NGOs.
Not only expensive cars but she was also known for her sarees with gold borders and saree blouses with gold buttons.
After the movie released on Netflix, there’s once again buzz around it. When the film that released in theatres, even Kangana Ranaut had praised it.
“Happy to hear theatres are being revived in South film industry with record-breaking collections. I hear some baby steps are being taken in Hindi belt also. With recent female-centric film which has a big hero and a superstar director. They may be baby steps but they are not insignificant. They will be crucial for theatres which are on ventilators here. Great. Never expected that movie mafia will rise to the occasion and do something good. If they do we will be absolutely appreciative. Hoping for the best,” she wrote.
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